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Noteman: Kevin Simon (Kevin)

1987-1989 (Player Details)


Born: Preston: 15-10-1969

Debut: v Sheffield United (h): 25-11-1987

5’9” 11st 2lb (1988)

Although born in Preston, Noteman was brought up in Leeds and was a Leeds City Boys’ representative. He joined United from Primrose Hill High School on the YTS scheme in 1987 and made his debut as an apprentice. He was a prolific goalscorer for the United Juniors and he scored on debut in a 3-0 win over Sheffield United with Leeds' second goal in the fifty-fifth minute at Elland Road in a Members’ Full Cup game. His League debut came in the last game of the season at Birmingham City when he came on as substitute for Micky Adams. His brothers, Wayne and Ian, became well-known on the Yorkshire Non-League circuit. In November 1989 he joined Doncaster Rovers for £10,000. He gave Rovers great service for three seasons, scoring twenty goals in in one hundred and five starts and one substitute appearance in the League, and two in the FA Cup from five starts and one as a substitute and one goal from four starts in the League Cup. In March 1992 he signed for Mansfield Town for £25,000 in time for their promotion to Division Three, but he had only been there long enough to play six games. He was a member of the Stag’s team that knocked Leeds out of the League Cup in 1994-95, when they won 1-0 at Elland Road on 21st September 1994 and then forced a 0-0 draw in the return leg at Field Mill on 4th October 1994. After scoring fifteen goals in ninety-five games, eighteen of which were as a substitute, he was allowed to return to Doncaster Rovers in August 1995. After scoring once in four League appearances he took off for Chester City in September 1995. He maintained his usual goal ratio scoring eighteen goals in sixty-eight League games, eleven being as a substitute. He had a stint with Hibernians FC of Malta and was their leading goalscorer in 1997-98. He returned to England and his League career was over as he joined Ilkeston Town on loan in August 1999 and scored a memorable match winning goal after he came on as substitute for his debut at home to Boston United on 30th August 1999. It was to Boston that he made his next move joining them joining them on 24th September 1999. He scored twice in fourteen appearances, eight being as a substitute, and added to that two games in the F.A. Cup, one in the League Cup and one in the Football League Trophy, without scoring, before leaving on 20th January 2000 to pursue non-football employment in the Manchester area. He returned to Ilkeston on a permanent basis on 20th February 2000, scoring four times in a total of nineteen appearances, including seven from the bench, in the 1999/2000 season before making his final appearance for them on 6th May 2000 at home to Merthyr Tydfil. In the summer of 2000 he joined Gainsborough Trinity in the Northern Premier League Premier Division but soon joined rivals Hucknall Town in early November 2000. He did not stay long before in late November he had joined Harrogate Town in the Northern Premier League Division One. He joined Matlock Town in the 2001-02 season but moved to Buxton for the 2002-03 season. He next joined Retford Town in the central Midlands League and was appointed captain and was a frequent scorer in the 2003-04 season. He also played with South Normanton Athletic who had been promoted to the Northern Counties East League for the start of the 2003-2004 season where they played till the club decided to fold at the end of the 2007-08 season. However by then he had returned to Retford United to play until he retired in the 2005-06 season.

League 0/10
Full Members’ Cup 11